Our knowledgeable guides will teach you about the natural and human history of the area, while you watch the sun casts a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras. Depending on the weather, you can paddle through the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, hike or snowshoe through Tahoe's vibrant, yet peaceful forest. You will be guided to a viewing point, where Tony will open your mind to the unknown world above you. Hot drinks and snacks will be served as our Star Tour begins.
For the past 15 years, award winning astronomer Tony Berendsen has exposed the superlative Sierra skies to many lucky people throughout California and Nevada. In addition to his tours, he is currently the President of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition and previously was the President of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. His large aperture telescopes will take you into the unfamiliar mysterious world that blankets the Sierra Nevada.
Let us guide you to mars and back again! Give us a call today to book this once in a lifetime opportunity. This tour is great for kids, teens, and adults bring the whole family.
Summer 2014 Kayak Star Tour Dates and Themes:
Monday, July 7 - The Moon and Saturn tip the scales. 6:30-10:30pm
Monday, August 11 - The Perseid Meteor Shower. 6:30-10:30pm
Monday, September 1 - Ptolemy in the night. 6:00-10:00pm
Tour includes kayaks, paddles, life jackets, knowledgeable guide, permit fees, Sunset Snowshoe Trek followed by Star Tour with Tony Berendsen, hot drinks, snacks.
Typical Distance and Time: 1-3 miles. Times change throughout season.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Location: Tahoe Vista
Cost: $75 per person. 6 person minimum.
Please note that there is a 6 person minimum to run the tour. Single travelers are welcome to sign up and if we do not reach the minimum, we will call you.
Custom and group dates also available
Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours as well!